Millions affected by floods in regions along Yangtze River

July 9th, 2010

Vehicles are immersed in the floodwater at a bus terminal in Youyang County of Chongqing Municipality, southwest China, July 9, 2010. The electricity supply was interrupted by a heavy rainfall in Youyang on Friday and vehicles were immersed in the ensuing flood.Vehicles are immersed in the floodwater at a bus terminal in Youyang County of Chongqing Municipality, southwest China, July 9, 2010. The electricity supply was interrupted by a heavy rainfall in Youyang on Friday and vehicles were immersed in the ensuing flood.

Rain-triggered floods are affecting millions of people in regions along China’s longest river, the Yangtze, China’s flood control authority said Friday.

The Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters (SFDH) said on Friday that:

  • Provinces including eastern Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Anhui and Chongqing Municipality were all affected by swelling rivers after heavy rain in these regions,
  • More than 2.48 million people were affected, with some areas in Hubei and Chongqing completely flooded.
  • At least 15 people were dead from rain-triggered disasters, with 5 others still missing.
  • 176,000 people had so far been evacuated from flood-hit areas.
  • An emergency flood response and ordered local bureaus to closely monitor the weather and issue alerts promptly.

Source: Millions affected by floods in regions along Yangtze River – news.xinhuanet.com

Date: 09 July 2010